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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering presents Hassan Nagib, Ph.D., John T. Rettaliata Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E2214. His fields of specialty are in-fluid mechanics, turbulent flow, flow management and control. For more information, contact Allison Bell at arbell@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9117 or visit http://mechanical-and-nuclear.egr.vcu.edu.

The Department of History holds a special Halloween edition of the "Chew and View" film series in the Department of History, 811 S. Cathedral Place, Room 102. Karen Rader, Ph.D., Science, Technology and Society program, will present "Frankenstein" (1931). For more information, contact Debbi Price at pricedL3@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1635 or visit http://history.vcu.edu/170.html.

VCU Volleyball takes on Dayton in the Siegel Center. Halloween door prizes will be given out. Volleyball will play St. Louis on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Siegel Center. Post game autographs will be given out. All students are free with VCU ID; faculty and staff will receive discounted tickets with VCU ID. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/landing/index.

RamTech holds an Apple one-day flash sale. Participants can take advantage of sale prices, including $100 off MacBook Pros and $50 off MacBook Airs and iPads. Come dressed in costume to participate in the #RamTechOrTreat Instagram contest for a chance to win Beats in-ear headphones, a Lytro Camera or an iPod shuffle by taking a selfie with the product. Sale is only valid in-store and while supplies last. For more information, contact McKensie Williams at mwilliams56@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8324 or visit http://ramtech.vcu.edu.

This week

Quidditch at VCU competes in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Quidditch Championship on Nov. 1-2, at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. The event is free and there will be food, music and quidditch matches. For more information, contact Emily Mitchell at mitchellem3@vcu.edu.

Coming up

VCU Leaders Engaging in Advanced Discovery (LEAD) holds an information session about the new LEAD Living-Learning program in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. For more information, contact Timothy Reed at leadllp@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8939 or visit http://students.vcu.edu/VCULEAD.

The Office of Research and Innovation offers one-on-one guided searches of federal and private funding sources for faculty research on Tuesday, Nov 4, in Hunton Student Center, Room 209, and on Monday, Nov 17, at 809 S. Cathedral Place, Room 103, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Appointments are required and usually last about one hour. Visit the website below, under "Grant Search Training Request," for details and to make an appointment. For more information, contact Jessica Venable at jcvenable@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1443 or visit http://www.research.vcu.edu/research_development/assistance.htm .

VCU Police hosts it's fifth annual "Chili Challenge" at the VCU Police Headquarters, 938 W. Grace Street. All benefits from the event will be donated to the FRIENDS Association for Children. Enter as a chef or stop by for a bowl of chili to warm up. There will be five celebrity judges, including Coach Shaka Smart. For more information, contact Jennifer Brown at jmbrown@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1210 or visit http://www.police.vcu.edu/news/chili_challenge.html.

Notices

NIH Revises Definition of 'Clinical Trial'

On Oct. 23, the National Institutes of Health announced a revision of the definition of a clinical trial in order to more clearly distinguish between clinical research and clinical trials. The revision did not expand the scope of clinical trials. VCU will be modifying policies to incorporate this change. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-015.html for the definition and additionalinformation. For more information, contact Clinical Research Service Office of Centralized Clinical Research Administration at CRSadmin@vcu.edu or visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-015.html.

HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Development Program: Accepting Applications

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute accepts applications for its HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program. This program is a five-month leadership development experience for current and emerging women leaders who who are committed to investing in themselves and their organizations. HIGHER Ground is designed to benefit women at all career levels in public, private, nonprofit and entrepreneurial positions. This highly rated leadership development experience offers opportunities for personal and professional growth through experiential learning, personal assessment, leadership coaching and networking. To submit an application, visit the website below. Applications are due by Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at gehli@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1169 or visit http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/gehli/higherground.html.

International Education Week: Call for Submissions

The Global Education Office seeks event submissions for its 2014 International Education Week calendar. International Education Week is Nov. 17-21. Email programs or events to the contact information below. All submissions must be received by Friday, Nov. 7. For more information, contact Renee Russell at vrrussell@vcu.edu or visit http://global.vcu.edu/iew.

Director for Diversity Education and Retention Initiatives

The Division for Inclusive Excellence announces that Idella Glenn, Ph.D., has been appointed to serve as the Director for Diversity Education and Retention Initiatives and will start on Monday, November 3. Glenn has over twenty years of higher education leadership experience with specific focus on diversity education and student development. Most recently, she served as assistant vice president for student development and director of diversity and inclusion at Furman University. For more information, contact Vivian Stahl at inclusive@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8947 or visit http://inclusive.vcu.edu.

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